Articles from Members

Why Zero Trust Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

The modern IT environment is changing. Applications are no longer strictly locked in data centers, and users are no longer always onsite

Hybrid cloud, multicloud and mobile environments create new opportunities for efficiency and new cybersecurity challenges for federal agencies. These include increased attack surfaces, a poor user experience and unreliable visibility and control over who is accessing sensitive applications and data.

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The Security Advantages of Cloud Computing Revisited

Over seven years ago, we co-authored a little-noticed article about the “Security Advantages of Cloud Computing.” We said then that “the benefits of the cloud can be affordably attained in a way that does not jeopardize an organization’s security.”

At the time, we thought this was boldly radical, but it landed with a big thud. Many cybersecurity pros, and especially those in the government, were skeptical of our conclusions.

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OMB’s cyber report should start the race to the cloud

When it comes to cybersecurity problems within the government, I feel like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day” – I’m watching and listening to government officials have the same discussions of the same problems over and over, and making only incremental progress in addressing them.

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Move to the cloud is a no brainer so why resist?

Every day, American consumers enjoy the benefits of cloud computing. From streaming music to online shopping to social media, our daily lives are shaped by cloud-driven technologies that enable virtually unlimited information and content to be more securely stored and accessed from any location.

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A proxy battle of innovation vs. legacy technology

Like many in the technology sector, I’ve watched with great interest the contracting community’s maneuvering on the Pentagon’s upcoming Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract, marked by vigorous jousting among competitors to gain ground in new markets or protect existing ones.

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The misguided campaign to undermine OTAs and innovation

In government contracting, it is a truism that significant challenges to the status quo invariably create pushback. But the status quo in government IT is inertia, and in a world of constantly evolving cyber threats, this creates greater risks and vulnerabilities. Our enemies in cyberspace are not standing still. Why should federal agencies?

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